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I just recently bought a new iMac (Its awesome!), and i used time machine to restore all my original files and settings from my macbook. Now that i am backing up my iMac it made a new folder "iMac Backup" next to my original "Macbook Backup", and I can only look at backups from the date i bought my iMac.
My Question is, can i somehow take all my backups from my macbook and put them in the iMac folder? Will this allow me to look further back in time machine?
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No.

Each machine would create it's own folder. You might be able to do selective restores while booted to OS DVD but I have not tried that.
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Right click the time machine icon on the dock and select " Browse Other Time Machine Disks " .... that will allow you to access TM backups from other Mac's.

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awesome, it worked. thanks McBie.
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No worries mate.

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